Vanessa is undergoing her Bachelor of Photography degree at the Queensland College of Art (QCA), Brisbane. She is majoring in Art Practices and is enjoying the learning curve and the critique of Masters, Grand Masters and lecturers who are well known and currently practising in the Photographic Industry within Australia and abroad.
Vanessa is a Student Member of the Australian peak body organisation for photography - Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP). Having recently entered her landscape images into the Illustrative Category at the Australian Professional Photographers Awards (APPAs), she was rewarded with a SILVER award. These awards were held in September in Melbourne (2013).
As well, in May this year, Vanessa entered the prestigious Qld Professional Photographers Awards (QPPA) and was overjoyed to receive a SILVER Award as a first time entrant. Her other images scored in the 'above Professional Practice Standard' area. Judging at the Awards are by Masters and Grand Masters of Photography.
Having taken part in a group exhibition in 2012, her first Solo Exhibition was presented at Foto Frenzy Gallery, Coorparoo and showcased a number of her Abstract Landscapes 2012 series entitled 'Daze of Future Past'.
She already has made plans to mount a second solo exhibition in 2014. While still interested in Abstract, her photography has moved toward the direction of showcasing light as the subject rather than a tool - looking at moments that appear every day in our mundane lives and making those moments into artwork.